Fundraising Goal for MREB Officially Met


Melanie Ziems
Rendering of the new Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building (MREB), to be completed by Summer 2016.
Rendering of the new Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building (MREB), to be completed by Summer 2016.

As the University of Houston expands each year, so does the Cullen College of Engineering; the college itself expects to double over the next 10 years, welcoming more than 4,000 new students and 50 new faculty members by 2025. To accommodate this explosive growth, UH is constructing a new Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building (MREB), which will stand in between the engineering complex and Calhoun Lofts in the footprint of the infamous (and now demolished) “Y” building.

The Cullen College is now thrilled to announce that the fundraising goal of $10 million for this new building has officially been met. In honor of this exciting achievement and the upcoming construction of the MREB, the Cullen College will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, October 6 at 10 a.m. Alumni, donors, friends, faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend and celebrate this milestone for both the college and the university.

The MREB is expected to help generate approximately $36 million in research funding annually for the Cullen College of Engineering and to promote an approximate $612 million increase in annual economic activity in Houston alone. It will also allow UH to add more than 250 talented graduate students and hire new National Academy of Engineering faculty.

Construction on the MREB will commence in November with scheduled completion in summer of 2016.


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